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14 photos show optical illusions that are disappointing in real life

Some naturally-occurring optical illusions require standing at a particular angle or visiting at a certain time to work. Others are just tired cliches, like taking a photo appearing to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. These 14 photos show that expectations don’t always match reality. Visit Insider’s […]
14 photos show optical illusions that are disappointing in real life
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15 streets in the US that tourists love but locals hate

Tourists from all over the world love to flock to iconic streets throughout the US – the same streets that locals avoid at all costs. Bourbon Street in New Orleans and Fifth Avenue in New York City are constantly congested with crowds of people. Whether you are going for a […]
15 streets in the US that tourists love but locals hate
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THEN AND NOW: 7 tourist attractions that stopped being popular in the 2010s

A number of tourist destinations saw their popularity decrease in the past 10 years. Reasons for their drop-off can include economic woes, disasters, and political conflict. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Some spots will never be unpopular with tourists. You can count among such places the Grand Canyon, Times […]
THEN AND NOW: 7 tourist attractions that stopped being popular in the 2010s
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9 tourist destinations that became obsolete in the 2010s

The flagship Toys R Us store in Times Square closed in 2015 after rent became too expensive. Famous rock arches in Malta and Morocco collapsed due to erosion. The Newseum in Washington, DC, is closing at the end of 2019. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Over the last 10 […]
9 tourist destinations that became obsolete in the 2010s
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12 tourist attractions around the world that locals hate

New Yorkers notoriously avoid Times Square. Camden Market in London is not a place where a local would take a leisurely stroll. Iceland’s Blue Lagoon keeps getting more crowded and more expensive. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. When you’re a tourist in a new city, visiting famous attractions and […]
12 tourist attractions around the world that locals hate
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The most iconic tourist attraction in 26 countries around the world

Every country has landmarks and natural wonders that are internationally recognisable. You can’t visit France without seeing the Eiffel Tower, or Iceland without swimming in the Blue Lagoon. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a symbol of Italy, and Canada calls Niagara Falls to mind. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
The most iconic tourist attraction in 26 countries around the world
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7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn’t know

Washington, DC is home to America’s most historical landmarks. These landmarks attract thousands of visitors, but also have secrets and interesting backstories. A hidden crypt, a “whispering gallery,” and moon rocks can be found in DC. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. […]
7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn’t know
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Disappointing photos of roadside attractions in real life

If a road trip packed with roadside attractions is on your bucket list, be prepared for the occasional disappointment. Overcrowded sites and underwhelming curiosities are often the reality. The Mystery Spot, for example, isn’t all that mysterious. Lucy the Elephant, the oldest roadside attraction in the US, is essentially in […]
Disappointing photos of roadside attractions in real life
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